In his first interview since his life-threatening snowplow accident, Hollywood actor Jeremy Renner shares his story of terror, survival, and triumph with ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer. Renner suffered over 30 broken bones and blunt chest trauma during the January incident, and wrote goodbye notes to his family while in critical condition. However, the actor reveals that he “chose to survive” and was refueled with love and titanium. The exclusive interview also features harrowing recollections from Renner’s family members and behind-the-scenes snapshots of his ongoing journey to recovery.
Recollections from Renner’s family members
Renner’s family members, including his nephew who he was trying to protect during the accident, recount their harrowing experiences. His nephew reveals that he thought Renner was going to die and that he kept telling him to hold on. “I thought that was going to be the last thing I said to him,” he said. Meanwhile, Renner’s sister shared how she felt when she heard the news about her brother’s accident. “It was one of the worst days of my life,” she said.
Refueled with love and titanium
Despite the traumatic experience, Renner says he was refueled with love and titanium. The actor, who has lost a lot of flesh and bone, reveals that he is still passionate about doing stunts that come with action-packed roles. “I love doing these things, and it’s part of me,” he said. Renner also credits his family and friends for their support and encouragement throughout his recovery process.
The power of choosing to survive
During the interview, Renner also speaks about his determination to survive after the accident. “I chose to survive, and I wasn’t going to let it kill me,” he said. The actor also revealed that he refused to let the accident stop him from working on his upcoming projects. “I don’t want to give up on what I love doing,” he said.
The emotional interview with Diane Sawyer will air on April 6 on ABC and the next day on Hulu, giving fans a rare glimpse into Renner’s personal life and his journey to recovery after the life-threatening accident.